BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man who captured headlines and temporarily eluded police in a series of robberies over a period of two months is headed to prison.
Prosecutors say the man responsible for three large robberies and a string of other robberies between Kenmore, the Town of Tonawanda, Buffalo and Amherst from January through February.
After arresting and building a case against 43-year-old Charles Henry, a Grand Island native, police say they connected his crimes and built a case against him to charge him with multiple robbery charges. The twice-convicted felon pleaded guilty on Thursday to second-degree attempted robbery and third-degree robbery in court.
Officials linked his crime to a bank robbery, among a host of convenience store robberies, including the following events:
Eventually, police were able to catch up with him, leading to his arrest by Buffalo police after he forced his way into a getaway vehicle. His arrest was caught on camera.
When Henry is sentenced, he faces up to 25 years to life behind bars and a minimum sentence of 12 years to life behind bars.
Henry returns to court on June 3.